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To reduce discomfort from herpes sores:
Nonprescription medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil), may reduce the pain and fever from genital herpes.
10 Ways to Reduce the Risk for Genital Herpes
A latex condom may protect you from the herpes virus if it covers the infected area.
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To lower the risk of recurrent outbreaks, reduce or avoid things that trigger outbreaks, such as fatigue, stress, overexposure to sun, and irritation of the genital area.
Finding out that you have genital herpes may cause you to have negative thoughts or feelings about yourself or about sex, such as:
A counselor or support groups for people with herpes may be helpful.
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